Terms & Conditions


Entry fees are non-refundable. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances. Please click here for a list of our registration policies.


Participating in a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. Runners should be medically able and properly trained to participate in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The runner understands the risks associated with running this event, including, but not limited to, weather, traffic, course conditions and surfaces, falls and contact with other runners, volunteers, or spectators. Wheelchair entrants must wear helmets at all times. Due to logistical and safety issues we are not currently able to accommodate hand crank chairs.


Medical support for this event will be provided by volunteer personnel who may be called upon to provide assistance, including first aid, during or after the event. Medical volunteers will assist participants as necessary or appropriate. By entering a Marathon event and participating, the entrant agrees to treatment by medical personnel, and also agrees to accept medical decisions about the entrant’s fitness to participate or continue in the race.


Runners agree to obey and accept the rules of this race and any related events and abide by the decision of any race official concerning the runner’s ability to safely complete the run. The following items are not permitted in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon: pets (except for Flying Fur Run), skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, baby joggers (exception: baby joggers are allowed in our Saturday races only), or any other types of vehicles (other than official Marathon vehicles). These regulations are for the participant’s safety and the safety of the other participants in the race. The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon reserves the right to disqualify and remove anyone from the course who has any of the above items.


The course will close on a continuous pace of 16:00 minutes per mile. Anyone who cannot maintain the 16:00 minute per mile pace must move to the sidewalk as the course closes to allow regular traffic through. Runner services cannot be guaranteed for participants beyond the 16:00 minute per mile pace.


Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USA Track & Field rules and IAAF rule 144. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USOC Hot Line at 1-800-223-0393.


The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon requests that participants refrain from the use of headphones of any type on the event courses. The request is for not only the safety of the participant, but also spectators and volunteers. The Flying Pig Marathon has made it a priority to provide entertainment zones all along the course to replace the need for participants to carry their own music. The marathon is also known for its crowd support cheering and motivating the participants. The Flying Pig Marathon continues to ask for the participants’ cooperation in this matter.